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Pyramid capitalism : political connections, regulation, and firm productivity in Egypt (English)

This paper uses an original database of 469 politically connected firms under the Mubarak regime in Egypt to explore the economic effects of close state-business relations. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7354 JUL 02, 2015

Diwan,Ishac; Keefer,Philip E.; Schiffbauer,Marc Tobias Disclosed

Jobs or privileges : unleashing the employment potential of the Middle East and North Africa (English)

This report argues that Middle East and North Africa (MENA) countries face a critical choice in their quest for higher private sector growth and more jobs: promote competition, equal opportunities for all entrepreneurs and dismantle existing privileges to specific firms or risk perpetuating the current equilibrium of low job creation. ... See More +

Other Urban Study 88879 JUN 01, 2014

Schiffbauer, Marc; Sy, Abdoulaye; Hussain, Sahar; Sahnoun, Hania; Keefer, Philip; Diwan, Ishac; Kadi, Dalia Al; Doemeland, Doerte; Rijkers, Bob Disclosed

Breaking the barriers to higher economic growth : better governance and deeper reforms in the Middle East and North Africa (English)

Contents of the report are as follows: Long-term economic development: challenges and prospects for the Arab countries by Mustapha K. Nabli. Reform complementarities and economic growth in the Middle East and North Africa by Mustapha Kamel Nabli, and Marie-Ange Veganzones-Varoudakis. ... See More +

Publication 43969 JAN 01, 2007

Nabli, Mustapha K.; Veganzones-Varoudakis, Marie-Ange; Silva-Jauregui, Carlos; Keller, Jennifer; Nassif, Claudia; Silva-Jauregui, Carlos, Silva-Jauregui;; Agenor, Pierre-Richard; Yousef, Tarik; Tarp Jensen, Henning; Diwan, Ishac; Coulibaly, Adama; de Silva, Sara Johansson; Iqbal, Farrukh; Dasgupta, Dipak;; Pissarides, Christopher; Varoudakis, Aristomene; Aysan, Ahmet Faruk; Disclosed

Policy selectivity forgone: debt and donor behavior in Africa (English)

Authors assess the dynamics behind the high net resource transfers by donors and creditors to Sub-Saharan African countries. Analyzing the determinants of overall net transfers for a panel of 37 recipient countries in 1978-98, Authors find that country policies mattered little. ... See More +

Journal Article 77415 SEP 01, 2003

Birdsall, Nancy; Claessens, Stijn; Diwan, Ishac Disclosed

The World Bank economic review 17 (3) (English)

Macro and micro perspectives of growth and poverty in Africa; by Luc Christiaensen, Lionel Demery, and Stefano Paternostro. Risk sharing in labor markets; by Arne Bigsten, Paul Collier, Stefan Dercon, Marcel Fafchamps, Remco Oostendorp, Cathy Pattilo, Mans Soderbom, Francis Teal, and Albert Zeufack. ... See More +

Publication 28411 JAN 01, 2003

Winters, L. Alan [editor]; Christiaensen, Luc; Demery, Lionel; Paternostro, Stefano; Bigsten, Arne; Collier, Paul; Dercon, Stefan; Fafchamps, Marcel; Gauthier, Bernard; Gunning, Jam Willem; Oduro, Abena; Oostendorp, Remco; Pattillo, Cathy; Soderbom, Mans; Teal, Francis; Zeufack, Albert; Wilson, John S.; Mann, Catherine L.; Otsuki, Tsunehiro; Gomez-Lobo, Andres; Contreras, Dante; Birdsall, Nancy; Claessens, Stijn; Diwan, Ishac

When the bureaucrats move out of business : a cost-benefit assessment of labor retrenchment in China (English)

The author estimate the costs and benefits of labor retrenchment in state-owned industrial enterprises in China. Their results indicate the prevalence of low and stagnant labor productivity, low capital productivity, and excessively high wages in the state sector for the period reviewed (1994-97). ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS2354 MAY 31, 2000

Yi Chen; Diwan, Ishac

Development under adversity : the Palestinian economy in transition (English)

The Palestinian economy has been operating below its enormous potential since the 1993 signing of the Declaration of Principles. This book documents the degrees to which the permit and closure policies implemented by Israel since 1993 have led to a decline in employment for Palestinian in Israel. ... See More +

Publication 19162 MAR 31, 1999

Diwan, Ishac; Shaban, Radwan A. [editors]

Development under adversity : the Palestinian economy in transition - summary (English)

The Palestinian economy has been operating below its enormous potential since the 1993 signing of the Declaration of Principles. This book documents the degrees to which the permit and closure policies implemented by Israel since 1993 have led to a decline in employment for Palestinian in Israel. ... See More +

Working Paper 20179 JAN 31, 1999

Diwan, Ishac; Shaban, Radwan A. [editors] Arabic

Development under adversity : the Palestinian economy in transition - summary (Arabic)

The Palestinian economy has been operating below its enormous potential since the 1993 signing of the Declaration of Principles. This book documents the degrees to which the permit and closure policies implemented by Israel since 1993 have led to a decline in employment for Palestinian in Israel. ... See More +

Working Paper 20179 JAN 31, 1999

Diwan, Ishac; Shaban, Radwan A. [editors] English Disclosed

Core course : Mediterranean development forum 1997 conference (English)

The 1997 conference of the Mediterranean development forum, which comprises the World Bank and a number of partner institutions in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), was held in Marrakech, Morocco, during the period May 12-17, 1997. ... See More +

WBI Working Paper 49416 MAY 01, 1998

Ishac, Diwan; Disclosed

The World Bank economic review 11 (1) (English)

How international exchange, technology, and institutions affect workers : an introduction; by Ishac Diwan, and Michael Walton. Learning by trading and the returns to human capital in developing countries; by Christopher A. ... See More +

Publication 26449 JAN 31, 1997

Syrquin, Moshe [editor]; Diwan, Ishac; Walton, Michael; Pissarides, Christopher A.; Wood, Adrian; Tan, Hong; Batra, Geeta; Assaad,Ragui; Squire, Lyn; Suthiwart-Narueput, Sethaput; Devarajan, Shantayanan; Ghanem, Hafez; Thierfelder, Karen; Banerji, Arup

How international exchange, technology, and institutions affect workers : an introduction (English)

In a world of deepening trade links, rapid technological change, and weakening institutions, workers in rich and poor countries alike are concerned about their incomes and the security of their work. ... See More +

Journal Article 77238 JAN 01, 1997

Diwan, Ishac; Walton, Michael Disclosed

Regional perspectives on World Development Report 1995 : will Arab workers prosper or be left out in the twenty-first century? (English)

This report is devoted to the relationship between policy, development, and the welfare of workers - the incomes they earn, the risks they face, and the conditions under which they work. ... See More +

Publication 14923 AUG 31, 1995

Diwan, Ishac Arabic Disclosed

Regional perspectives on World Development Report 1995 : will Arab workers prosper or be left out in the twenty-first century? (Arabic)

This report is devoted to the relationship between policy, development, and the welfare of workers - the incomes they earn, the risks they face, and the conditions under which they work. ... See More +

Publication 14923 JAN 01, 1995

Diwan, Ishac English Disclosed

External finance in the Middle East : trends and prospects (English)

This report examines recent financial flows to and from the Middle East with two objectives in mind: first, to assess the levels and types of recent flows in order to understand their past contributions to investment and growth, and thereby to gain a better sense of what might be feasible in the future; and second, to explore the need for a new approach to external finance and identify the related actions that should be pursued by domestic policymakers and the international community. ... See More +

Departmental Working Paper 20956 DEC 31, 1993

Diwan, Ishac; Underwood, John; Squire, Lyn

Economic development and cooperation in the Middle East and North Africa (English)

This report presents the results of work undertaken by the World Bank at the request of the Multilateral Working Group on Regional Economic Development. ... See More +

Departmental Working Paper 12742 NOV 30, 1993

Diwan, Ishac; Squire, Lyn; MNA

Empirical perspectives on national index funds (English)

Closed-end national index funds (NIFs of country funds) invest primarily in the stocks of the originating countries, such as Brazil, India, and the Republic of Korea. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS1206 OCT 31, 1993

Diwan, Ishac; Errunza, Vihang; Senbet, Lemma W.

The pricing of country funds and their role in capital mobilization for emerging economies (English)

The authors theoretically analyze country funds, focusing on emerging economies in which capital markets are not readily accessible to outside investors. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS1058 DEC 31, 1992

Diwan, Ishac; Errunza, Vihang; Senbet, Lemma W.

Economic and social development in the Middle East and North Africa (English)

Most countries in the Middle East and North Africa face serious economic and social problems following a decade of stagnation, if not deterioration in living standards -- unemployment is high and rising, rates of population growth are among the highest in the world, and natural resources, especially water, are under severe pressure. ... See More +

Departmental Working Paper 12737 OCT 31, 1992

Diwan, Ishac; Squire, Lyn; MNA

The World Bank economic review 6(1) (English)

Inflation and the transition to a market economy: an overview. Lesson from experiences with high inflation. Price-wage dynamics and inflation in socialist economies: empirical models for Hungary and Poland. ... See More +

Publication 17600 JAN 31, 1992

Commander, Simon; Dornbusch, Rudiger; Coricelli, Fabrizio; Calvo, Guillermo A.; Diwan, Ishac; Kletzer, Kenneth; Ravallion, Martin; Lavy, Victor; Alessie, Rob; Baker, Paul; Blundell, Richard; Heady, Christopher; Meghir, Costas; Cox, Donald; Jimenez, Emmanuel; Gertler, Paul; Glewwe, Paul

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Pyramid capitalism : political connections, regulation, and firm productivity in Egypt (English)
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JUL 02, 2015 WPS7354 Policy Research Working Paper
Jobs or privileges : unleashing the employment potential of the Middle East and North Africa (English)
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JUN 01, 2014 88879 Other Urban Study
Breaking the barriers to higher economic growth : better governance and deeper reforms in the Middle East and North Africa (English)
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JAN 01, 2007 43969 Publication
Policy selectivity forgone: debt and donor behavior in Africa (English)
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SEP 01, 2003 77415 Journal Article
The World Bank economic review 17 (3) (English)
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JAN 01, 2003 28411 Publication
When the bureaucrats move out of business : a cost-benefit assessment of labor retrenchment in China (English)
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MAY 31, 2000 WPS2354 Policy Research Working Paper
Development under adversity : the Palestinian economy in transition (English)
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MAR 31, 1999 19162 Publication
Development under adversity : the Palestinian economy in transition - summary (English)
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JAN 31, 1999 20179 Working Paper Arabic
Development under adversity : the Palestinian economy in transition - summary (Arabic)
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JAN 31, 1999 20179 Working Paper English
Core course : Mediterranean development forum 1997 conference (English)
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MAY 01, 1998 49416 WBI Working Paper
The World Bank economic review 11 (1) (English)
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JAN 31, 1997 26449 Publication
How international exchange, technology, and institutions affect workers : an introduction (English)
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JAN 01, 1997 77238 Journal Article
Regional perspectives on World Development Report 1995 : will Arab workers prosper or be left out in the twenty-first century? (English)
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AUG 31, 1995 14923 Publication Arabic
Regional perspectives on World Development Report 1995 : will Arab workers prosper or be left out in the twenty-first century? (Arabic)
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JAN 01, 1995 14923 Publication English
External finance in the Middle East : trends and prospects (English)
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DEC 31, 1993 20956 Departmental Working Paper
Economic development and cooperation in the Middle East and North Africa (English)
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NOV 30, 1993 12742 Departmental Working Paper
Empirical perspectives on national index funds (English)
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OCT 31, 1993 WPS1206 Policy Research Working Paper
The pricing of country funds and their role in capital mobilization for emerging economies (English)
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DEC 31, 1992 WPS1058 Policy Research Working Paper
Economic and social development in the Middle East and North Africa (English)
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OCT 31, 1992 12737 Departmental Working Paper
The World Bank economic review 6(1) (English)
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JAN 31, 1992 17600 Publication